As our academic year draws to a close, I wanted to thank all of you who invited me to your department meetings this semester to discuss the upcoming faculty contract negotiations. Based upon your input, here is a brief summary of the main items we will be attempting to negotiate during this next round of negotiations:
Improvements in salary and health benefits;
Removal of the salary schedule career increments;
More faculty control over class caps;
Evaluation procedures for online classes;
30 hour workweek for all non-classroom faulty;
Continuation of family health benefits for adjunct faculty;
Expansion of personal necessity leave;
Inclusion of summer FTEF in department chair release formula;
Workload calculation reduction for courses requiring 6,000 or more graded words;
Increase in ESU's for swimming and dance;
Increase in the number of sabbaticals;
Expansion of lower division courses allowed for salary advancement;
Counseling staff development days;
Revision to the current sick leave calculation.
We are planing on presenting our initial bargaining proposal at the June 9th Board of Trustees meeting. If you would like to see other items added to the above list, please email me or call me (619-640-1155) as soon as possible.
I hope you have a fun and relaxing summer!